The Richmond Register

November 11, 2012

‘Just Add Heat’ opens Tuesday at Gallery on Main

Reception at 5:30 p.m.

Special to the Register

RICHMOND — Gallery on Main’s new exhibit, “Just Add Heat,” will showcase new works by Dan Neil Barnes, Jennifer Stephenson McLamb and Stacey Street.

The exhibit opens with an Artists’ Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. It runs runs through Jan. 15.

“Just Add Heat” is envisioned as an exploration of the many methods in which glass can be worked when getting beyond the most familiar method of glass blowing. While glass is the basis of the work of all three artists, the results are unique and vastly different.  

The featured artist, Dan Neil Barnes, incorporates the techniques of stained glass, fused glass, wood working and metal working in his multi-media creations. Dan spent his youth working with his father's construction company and owns and operates a successful custom upholstery business. His degree in interior design combines with his understanding of construction and his incredible artistic talent to result in art that is beautiful and unique.  

Jennifer Stephenson McLamb creates jewelry by reusing beautifully colored bottles, cans and cork. By cutting and heating to high temperatures Jennifer uses bottles that others discard to fashion jewelry that is both beautiful and eco-friendly.

Stacey Street creates decorative and functional pieces by fusing, casting, and cold working glass. Her colorful work ranges from large architectural constructions, statement functional pieces to small cast boxes and novelties.

Gallery on Main is located at 128 W. Main Street (inside Community Trust Bank), Richmond, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for additional browsing and shopping.

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